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ELECTION: Stan Flemming Releases Statement on Supreme Court's Ruling on Arizona Immigration Law

The key to remember when discussing illegal immigration is that is it just that: illegal, the University Place Republican says.

(Editor's note: This is from the campaign office of Stan Flemming, a University Place Republican who's running for the 10th Congressional District)

Yesterday morning, the Supreme Court reached a decision on.

The court threw out three out of the four provisions, but upheld a key provision of the law which requires law enforcement officers to make a reasonable attempt to determine an individual’s legal status if they have reasonable suspicion that individual is in the country illegally.

In the words of Justice Kennedy, “Arizona bears many of the consequences of unlawful immigration”. Arizona has been on the frontlines battling the ill effects of illegal immigration, including violence, drug trafficking, and human smuggling. Due to the failure of the federal government to secure the border, Arizona was forced to attack this problem on their own. Even with three of the law’s four provisions gone, Arizona Governor Jan Brewer indicated that the heart of the law was upheld and will continue to provide security to a border that the federal government has failed to secure.

While Arizona shares a border with Mexico, Washington State shares a border with Canada, which also provides a conduit for illegal entry to the United States. Immigration was meant to be an entry to a better way of life for people.

“My Mother was a legal immigrant and went through all of the processes one should go through” Flemming was quoted. “I know it was very difficult for her enduring the humiliation of open discrimination during that time,  but it was important enough that she followed the rules and others coming to this country should honor our country by going through the legal processes.”  

The key to remember when discussing illegal immigration is that is it just that: illegal.

States and the Federal government have the right and the responsibility to take control of illegal immigration and secure our nation’s borders. It is time for the federal government and the Obama administration to focus on securing the border rather than suing states that are struggling to clean up the federal government’s messes.

Allowing States the freedom to secure their own borders, keep the people of that State safe, and maintain order is a prime responsibility for our Federal Government. It is up to each State to follow the guidelines intended for this law.

Flemming who has been endorsed by Secretary of State Sam Reed, former Secretary of State Ralph Munro, Major General Ed Trobaugh, Major General Carmony, West Pierce Firefighters along with many others, is a current Ambassador of the Army, Pierce County Councilman, family Physician and retired Brigadier General USA and is a combat veteran. He is running for the new 10th Congressional District. 

Dan June 26, 2012 at 06:42 PM
Stan, The Obama administration just set a record of nearly 400,000 deportations. The number of border agents is at an all-time high, and the number of illegal crossings has gone down 53%, I'd say he's doing a fine job. Please quit with the scare tactics.
AdheretoReason June 26, 2012 at 07:36 PM
Agree with Dan. Would expect to hear this from your Republican opponent..not from you. By the way many legal scholars believe that the provision you refer to as being upheld, is hanging by a legal thread. Justice Anthony Kennedy wrote, "Detaining individuals solely to verify their immigration status would raise constitutional concerns." I would expect the Court to revisit this provision soon.
Christie Anderson June 27, 2012 at 04:40 PM
“My Mother was a legal immigrant and went through all of the processes one should go through” Flemming was quoted. “I know it was very difficult for her enduring the humiliation of open discrimination during that time, but it was important enough that she followed the rules and others coming to this country should honor our country by going through the legal processes.” I have to agree with this statement. Stan....you've just secured my vote.
Christie Anderson June 27, 2012 at 04:48 PM
One could assume that to "set a record of nearly 400,00 deportations" and that "the number of illegal crossings has gone down 53%" that those deportation increases were for illegals who had already infiltrated our country and were residing here. "Please quit with the scare tactics." How is his opinion a scare tactic?....Just curious.
Dan June 28, 2012 at 12:28 PM
Chris, no one would disagree with that statement. However, repeating the lies that the current administration is not securing the border is outrageous. Doesn't Stan realize that the one provision he is touting is the one that would probably affect him the most if he were traveling in Arizona. You know, according to Sheriff Joe, Stan doesn't look too 'American'. This press release just shows me that Stan will be just another R, that will do or say anything that Boehner tells him, regardless of the truth.
Christie Anderson June 29, 2012 at 02:05 AM
Sorry Dan, but I disagree.
Christie Anderson July 01, 2012 at 02:58 AM
"Chris, no one would disagree with that statement." Seems to me that I just did. :-)
Howard and Barbara Lee July 01, 2012 at 04:17 AM
Chris, while flipping on yourself might make you a gymnist, you certainly would qualify as an elected official. I give you high marks for style! Howard
Christie Anderson July 01, 2012 at 11:25 PM
Did I miss something here Howard, lol?
Christie Anderson July 02, 2012 at 03:50 AM
"Stan doesn't look too 'American'. ".....just what does an American look like Dan?

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